Wheeler Dealers Series 16

Wheeler Dealers: S16 E7 – Volkswagen Rabbit GTI

Budget: $3,500
Purchase Price: $2,500
Final Cost: $6,769
Selling Price: $9,500
Profit/Loss: +$2,731

Work Completed: Fuel distributor rebuilt. Throttle body replaced with larger one from a Golf Mk2; inlet port widened to match the throttle body port size. New gearbox oil seal and CV boots. Sunroof mechanism repaired. Front end replaced with Euro-spec grille, front valance, front air dam, and headlights. Federal bumpers replaced with Euro-spec units. Air conditioning system upgraded to R134A retrofit. New interior. Full body respray to original black colour.

Notes: Second Golf GTI purchased in the series. Fitted with original parcel shelf, which is considered rare. Mike mistakenly referred the car as a 1984 model when it was actually a 1983 model. In order to make the grille fit with the Rabbit’s original front end, Ant made filler plates using leftover steel plates and welded them to the front wings. Sold at asking price.

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Duane Wilson March 25, 2020 at 2:31 pm

Where did you purchase the sunroof cable.



Grzegorz August 28, 2019 at 5:29 am

Why they did put a mk2 grill to ml1 rabbit 🙁


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